Out of all the trucks coming off the production line in 2020, the Jeep Gladiator seems to be the one people are most excited about. Its unique truck, convertible, and Wrangler mashup has many buyers eager to get their hands on one of these vehicles. The rugged styling, tough suspension, and powerful engine make this a pickup worth spending your money on.
But, the exterior is not the only thing that makes or breaks a truck. The inside is just as important, so let’s look and see the pros and cons of the Gladiator’s interior and see if it’s still worth the price point.
Pros of the Jeep Gladiator interior
U.S. News and World Report reviewed the Gladiator and were pretty impressed with it. This truck seats up to five passengers very comfortably. That’s for both front and rear passengers, which is more than some of their competitors can say. You have plenty of legroom and headroom to handle long drives and rough rides over rocky terrain. Another feature they liked was the user-friendly controls that are within easy reach and simple to use. Nothing on the Gladiator is too complicated to figure out.
Overall, they felt the interior materials were of high quality and durable. It made the cab feel less cheap and more luxurious, for an off-road, that is. Having the ability to choose an open-air cabin with the convertible top on a truck is quite impressive. No other truck of its size can say the same thing. Also, because it’s meant for off-roading, there’s plenty of water-resistance coating for the controls so you can wash off that mud easily with a jet spray of water. That way, you don’t ruin any of the technology devices built into this truck.
Cons of the Jeep Gladiator interior
It’s interesting to note that there are not too many cons being reported among reviewer, regarding the Gladiator’s interior. There are still a couple of them that might make a big difference for some truck buyers. One deals with the fact that there’s only one cab size for the Jeep Gladiator. While it’s not that much of a deal, it might be a deal-breaker for some people who look for a more customizable experience. Jeep’s one cab option has more than enough space for two rows of seats, so it shouldn’t be too much of a problem.
Another issue, according to Car and Driver, has to do with the infotainment system. The base-level packages come with a small screen. They offer apple CarPlay and Android Auto only for the higher trim levels that come with the 7-inch and 8.4-inch displays. So, if you need the Android Auto features, you must look into the larger screen packages to be able to use them.
The Jeep Gladiator appears to be a nice truck with an impressive interior space, unlike some of the other pickups on the market. Sure, you’re limited with the Apple CarPlay features that only come with the larger displays, but they’re offered with the higher-level packages that have plenty of useful accessories included.
For those that are looking for off-road adventures, this pickup offers a comfortable ride. With plenty of useful gadgets and accessories, your all-terrain truck will handle it nicely with little issue. The spacious cab is more than enough for you and your friends or for your storage items, whichever one you need.
The Jeep Gladiator’s interior gets a lot of points from Car and Driver and U.S. News as well. With very little issues reported, the Gladiator proves to be a decent contender in the mid-size pickup market.